It’s no secret that i’m rather skeptical about these reality talent shows across the world and i’ve previously bitched and moaned about them playing the sympathy card just a tad too often when it comes to singers. So when i heard about a performer on Australian X factor with limb deficiencies due to chemical warfare and who was adopted after being abandoned at an orphanage in Iraq i had my doubts…then i watched this video.
Heads up..grab some tissues.
I was doing just fine before watching that video. Way to go make a grown ass man cry there buddy.
“Kelly and his brother Ahmed were adopted from Iraq, both suffering limb deficiencies as a result of chemical warfare. They were abandoned at an orphanage and rescued by Children First Foundation boss Moira Kelly.”When I got up and started singing there was nothing else, adrenalin just took over, it was just a blur,” Kelly said. “I just want to sing and I want to make people happy.” [DailyTelegraph]
Great stuff…count me as one of the folks that you made happy.